Bears On Stairs

700 children flee conflict in South Sudan and cross over the border into Uganda every week. Alone, sick or separated from their parents.

Bidi Bidi refugee settlement in Uganda is now the largest in the world. The majority of children arriving there have witnessed their parents killed, or have no idea where they are. Many walk for more than a week with no food. They reach the settlement terrified and with no one to turn to for help.

On 27th July 2017, 700 teddy bears arrived at the steps of St Paul’s in London to raise awareness of the plight of South Sudan’s children.

We asked people to show their support by taking a picture of their Bears on Stairs and sharing it using the hashtag #BearsOnStairs.

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Inspiring a school of South Sudanese refugees

Monday 14, Aug, 2017

Par is the head teacher of a World Vision-built school in Kakuma refugee camp. A South Sudanese citizen who left his country for a better life in Kenya. He’s guiding 4,800 primary school students through their education. This is his story.

Dreaming of peace, reliving a nightmare - South Sudanese teenager remains a refugee

Wednesday 02, Aug, 2017

Maker and his family returned to at the same refugee camp in Kenya they departed from three years earlier. They were once again given a small mud brick hut and carved a life among the 160,000 people staying in Kakuma Refugee Camp.

New family, new hope: how South Sudan's refugee children are looking to the future

Tuesday 25, Jul, 2017

Ben and his wife Beatrice were forced to flee Juba, the capital of South Sudan, with their six children when fighting broke out last year. Now, they’ve become foster parents to five other refugee children who came to Uganda alone after their parents were killed.

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South Sudan Refugee Appeal

Conflict and a terrible famine in South Sudan have forced hundreds of thousands of families to flee their homes.

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